|Colorado State Senate, District 10|
|2007 - Present|
|January 12, 2013|
|Years in position||7|
|Base salary||$30,000 per year|
|Per diem||$45/$99 per day|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 6, 2012|
|Term limits||8 years|
|Bachelor's||California State University|
|Place of birth||Hollywood, MD|
Cadman was a Board Member for the Colorado Republican Party from 1996 to 1998. He served in the Colorado State House of Representatives from 2000 to 2007. In 2007 he was House Minority Caucus Chair. He then joined the Colorado State Senate in 2007.
Cadman earned his BA from California State University in 1989.
Cadman was Marketing Director of Manufacturing from 1990 to 1992. He then worked as Development Director for Lifeskills of Colorado Springs from 1992 to 1994. He also worked as Office Manager for United States Representative Joel Hefley from 1994 to 2000.
Jerry's kids bill
Jeanne Nicholson sponsored a bill in the 2011 session to give right of way throughout Colorado to police officers and firefighters who approach passing motorists for Jerry's Kids on Labor Day weekend.
Senate bill 270, approved by the Senate Local Government Committee, clarifies when and where public-safety personnel, such as firefighters, can solicit funds from motorists. Local governments would be required to approve permit applications submitted by firefighters to do their fundraising on roadways.
Nicholson contends her bill is really about public safety.
“As long as we can say when and where—this bill protects firefighters and others by law,” said Nicholson. “Because they are professionals, they are aware of the public-safety of the situation.”
The measure overrules local laws and authority in this matter.
Sen. Ellen Roberts said passage of the proposed measure would “open a Pandora’s Box.” Sen. Irene Aguilar, who is also concerned, said she would support SB270 for the time being but would seek additional input.
“I am voting yes because I came in here today saying I would but will need to talk more with (legislative staff),” said Aguilar.
Sen. Bill Cadman opposed the bill and said the measure raised a question of local control—and a constitutional one.
“(SB-270) is a total usurpation of local control. It tries to carve out an exemption from local laws, for a specific group, raising serious constitutional issues,” said Cadman. “It’s a good public service but bad public policy…the ends don’t justify the means.”
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Cadman has been appointed to these committees:
- Legislative Council Committee, Colorado General Assembly
- Local Government Committee, Colorado State Senate and Energy
- State, Veterans, and Military Affairs Committee, Colorado State Senate
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Cadman served on these committees:
- Local Government Committee, Colorado Senate
- State, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee, Colorado Senate
- See also: Colorado State Senate elections, 2012
Cadman won re-election in the 2012 election for Colorado State Senate District 12 due to redistricting. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 26, 2012. He defeated James Michael Bristol (C) and Dave Respecki (L) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. 
Cadman raised $27,664 for his campaign, while Whitley raised $2,815.
|Colorado State Senate, District 10 (2008)|
|Bill Cadman (R)||42,650|
|Diane D. Whitley (D)||22,955|
|Colorado State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Bill Cadman's campaign in 2010|
|Copic Insurance Small Donor Committee||$400|
|Farmers Employees & Agent PAC: Support The Interests Of Farmers Group||$400|
|Total Raised in 2010||$4,900|
In 2008, Cadman collected $27,664 in donations.
His three largest contributors in 2008 were:
|Cadman For House District 15 Committee||$5,469|
|Colorado Rural Electric Association||$1,000|
|Colorado Association Of Realtors||$1,000|
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Cadman and his wife, Lisa, have two children.
- Official Colorado State Senate website of Senator Bill Cadman
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart biography of Senator Bill Cadman
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2008 2006 2004
- "A bill for Jerry’s kids—and fundraising firefighters," Colorado News Agency, May 3rd, 2011
- Colorado Secretary of State, - 2012 Primary Candidate List
- Colorado Secretary of State, Official Primary Election Results
- 2008 election results, Colorado
- Colorado Senate spending, 2008
- 2008 contributions to Bill Cadman
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